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Jul 4, 2011 11:35pm EDT
afghanistan in place that years of war had made unsafe for everyone, he signed up for duty that put him directly in harm's way. he talked to us about it at the time. american lal lor, one marine's story. >> reporter: we first meet joey jones in afghanistan. the financial base of the taliban. helmand is the deadliest province. do you feel like you're ready to retire? >> i'm jest getting started. >> reporter: and 23-year-old jones has one of the most tang rouse job, bomb disposal. >> it's a big deal for the country and the guys behind you. i saw an opportunity to do a little bit more. >> reporter: he's from dalton, georgia. a father of a 2-year-old boy. on this day, a tip comes in. jones and his team prepare for a tough day. >> bad day is coming out and doing our jobs and something going on. >> reporter: there are no big bomb suits. they prepare to detonate the ied. there's an achingly long silence, an then -- the blast rings in our ears. we walk to the crater. a local resident says there are three more this the area. >> get them out of here. >> reporter: hearts pounding, we follow our ow
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Jul 9, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, michigan. >>> we turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan. where there were bold words were delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed today they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategicall
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00am EDT
and rick santorum or on the trail in iowa. in today's political minute, the war in afghanistan takes center stage than the commander in chief meets with his new national security team. let's talk about the significance of these meetings. the president wants to get everyone on board, right? >>> that's right, he just announced the afghanistan drawdown which coincides with a major turnover in his leadership in afghanistan. all the people will be and the white house today meeting with the president. part of what is also going on is there is a push back on his afghanistan plan any need to get everyone on board ahead of august when the turnover settles in. >> congress is returning from holiday weekend early to continue to work on the nation's finances. it will be a busy week for them. >> absolutely, the senate will be back this week. it puts pressure on them to get a deal done. on friday, we have the june jobs numbers which will be another pressure on congress to really get this done for the economy. on wednesday tomorrow, the president will have a twitter town hall. he will meet with sena
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Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
iraq and afghanistan. the army ranger lost at hand and suffered shrapnel wounds when he threw a grenade away from fellow soldiers. >>> 38 militants were killed in pakistan after american missile strikes. pakistan was brought over 12 hours. relations between the u.s. and pakistan are already strained. earlier this week, the u.s. cut of $800 million in aid to pakistan. it turns out the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the half brother of the afghan president hamid karzai. ahmad wali karza was considered by many to be the most powerful man in afghanistan. his bodyguards killed the attacker. coming up on abc-seven usenews at noon new details in the privacy scandal affecting the world's biggest media mogul. and, a facelift for a local shelter. volunteers are making major changes. but first our >> fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a manhattan synagogue last night. firefighter suffered minor injuries when the roof collapsed. the fire left much of the upper east side blanketed in smoke. the historic synagogue was undergoing renovations, an
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
exchanging information after a vendor vendor. >>> a soldier wounded in afghanistan is set to become only the second live in recipient ever of the medal of honor. president obama will tour the nation's highest military honor to sergeant first class leroy ptry. he was throwing a grenade away from a fellow soldiers in afghanistan. he lost a hand and suffered shrapnel wounds. >>> 75 degrees outside, 5:36. >> the end of an era for one source of information for local telephone customers. >> and pepco received a dubious distinction. but is the title fair? find out how you can weigh in on it. >> first, another check on traffic and weather every ten [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoff# ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i wi oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresist
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Jul 3, 2011 7:00am EDT
be here. i have been here. i have been doing afghanistan and bin laden and the greekk crisis. >> the president says he wants to get working. at he wants us to get working. i cannot think of a b better way than to have him come over today. we are waiting. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. republicans were outraged by the president's remarks, outrage. one said that the president ought to come down and take of valium. but harry reid was listening. he canceled the senate's fourth of july holiday -- what a sacrifice. what do you make of the president's performance on wednesday, mark? >> the president recognizes two things. over the past 2.5 years democrats lost public debates on a major initiatives, the economic recovery and health care. they don't want to run the risk to this time. you have back to lay out what the consequences are recklessness and irresponsibility of even entertaining the possibility of letting this countryry default on its obligations. >>>> evan, what you make of it? >> you cannot be partisan about this. at least he is showing some energy. but he has got to be
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Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
service members in eastern afghanistan. nato did not give the nationalities of the troops. most of the service members in that area are americans. there's a new commander taking control of nato forces in afghanistan. general david petraeus officially handed over command today to marine lieutenant- general john allen. general petraeus will become the next cia director in september. nato has begun the first phase of handing over security to afghan forces. >>> coming up more fallout from the hacking scandal and threatening a media empire. an executive arrested and the scandal is stretching to the top of scotland yard. >>> also, what does the future hold for casey anthony? >>>>> today will be in hot. >> the heat is on, dangerous temperatures stretching across 40 states. how soon will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arreste
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Jul 28, 2011 11:35pm EDT
afghanistan war. last year, abdo took the unusual step of complaining to tv networks. among them, al jazeera. >> i do not think the afghanistan or the iraq war is justified islamicly. and i do not think, and believe, that i can participate in any war that the u.s. army partakes or involves itself in. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, military officials were concerned about so-called radical same, abdo has been overheard making. he was also known to talk about anwar al awlaki, who is hiding in yemen and believed to be plotting attacks against the u.s. many consider awlaki america's number one enemy. still, despite those suspicions, abdo disappeared and went awol on the fourth of july. police now know that he came here to killeen, texas, and checked into this hotel. and tuesday, he took a dtaxi to this gun shop, guns galore, the same store w wre the alleged shooter bought his weapons in 2009. about beau bought six canisters of gun powder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a mag sooeb for a semiautomatic pistol. >> he arrives in a taxi, okay? that's -- that's flag number one. he purr chac
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Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
southeastern corner of afghanistan stopped to celebrate independence day. they took part in the flag raising so marty about -- ceremony complete with military ban. >>> meanwhile a massive manhunt for a service members missing in southern afghanistan. afghan police say a british soldier has been captured. the taliban is claiming the fighters captured and killed the service member but there's no immediate conference that -- confirmation. there is an extensive operation to find a soldier. >>> fox news confirming it that the hacker broke into the news sites twitter account this morning. the politics account reported the death of president obama. they send out a series of tweets this morning claiming the president had been assassinated in ottawa. fox news says it is investigating. the messages went out to more than 34,000 followers. >>> following breaking news this noon from orlando florida. that is where the jury in the casey anthony murder trial has just gotten the case and is beginning its deliberation. earlier today, prosecutors wrapped up their rebuttal argument forensic evidence sho
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Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
be here. i have beennn here. i have been doing afghanistan and bin laden a the greek crisis. >> the president says he wants to get worng. at he wants us to get working. i cannot think of a better way than to have him come over today. we are waiting. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. republicans were outraged by the president's remarks, outrage. one said that the president ought to come down and take of valium. but harry reid was listening. he canceled the senate's fourth of july holiday -- what a sacrifice. what do you make of the president's performance on wednesday, mark? >> the president recognizes two things. over the past 2.5 years democrats lost public debates on a major initiatives, the economic recovery and health care. they don't want to run the risk to this time. you have back to lay out what the consequences are recklessness and irresponsibility of even entertaining the possibility of letting this country default on its obligations. >> evan, what you make of it? >> you cannot be partisan about this. at least he is showing some energy. but he h got to be an arm tw
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
refused to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic tradition. >> police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe as a terror attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near the fort hood army base in texas and paid cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material -- a marine and retired cop -- thought something was not right. >> if i am uncomfortable i do something. >> the army put his discharge on hold after allegedly finding child pornography on his government computer appeared on july 4, he went awol and left fort campbell, kentucky, where he is based. investigators say he set his sights on fort hood, the same base traumatized in 2009 when major hassan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30 others. he said he wanted to get even with the military and plans to detonate two bombs at a restaurant near the base and shoot any survivors. >> we've made a decision to call the police, and, fortunately it worked out well. >> when police found the suspect at a nearby hotel, and ammunition and components to build two bombs. they also found a bo
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
unaccounted for. despite revelations that the al qaeda leadership in pakistan and afghanistan as on the brink of collapse the concern that this terror group could come within striking distance of the u.s. is unavoidable. according to the chairman of the house homeland security committee, they have recruited 20 canadians to join the terror group inside somalia. >>> word tonight that there may be more victims of about rating police officer accused of sexual assault. authorities say they are investigating leads that two- time officer of the year, gene gillette, forced itself onto other men. he is accused of shooting a man he lured to the south to have sex with them. police say he told a victim there were going to shoot a movie with the electors. the victim said instead he demanded sex at gunpoint. >>> the woman who accused dominique strauss, met with betty york prosecutors today. concerns have been raised about her credibility. they want to review a tape conversation during which she said she could make money from the accusations against the rich and powerful that. the will but insists her
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Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
and under the. >>> general david petraeus will relinquish his post in afghanistan to lieutenant general. john allen will begin his new job as head of the cia on august 5. nato is beginning and prepared to hand over provincial forces to a chemist and control. >>> abc news reports president obama and house speaker john boehner are once again talking about a $4 trillion deal. the house will vote tomorrow on a bill to raise the debt ceiling. it would require congress to cut and cap spending and pass a balanced budget amendment. >>> gold source to records in this morning's trading. >> more consumers are stocking up on grocery trips. linda bell is by the bloomberg headquarters. >> more americans looking to get more bang for their buck. they're looking to buy bigger quantities of things as retailers cut the price fall on multiple items at a time. 10 cans of tuna fish for $10. that gets to shoppers to buy more than what was originally on their shopping list. a professor at harvard says even though you would still get the same sales price by not buying 10 of the items they purchased the
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
from north carolina. the company provided security to the u.s. government in both iraq and afghanistan you may recall. in 2007, it was criticized for a shooting in baghdad. >>> a popular in d.c. thoroughfare is back open. the mayor dedicated the new ninth street bridge. the project began in april of 2009. it cost $40 million. it carries an estimated 26,000 vehicles a day. >>> the big demand to clean up one of the nation's most polluted rivers. take a look at the time table. >> we are happy that lower humidity has arrived. it is not going to last very long. >> $2 tuesday at the ballpark will get a lot of folks out to enjoy this weather. the redskins did 3 [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own subway® bbq pulled pork sub. slow-cooked pork with bold barbecue sauce. >>> we last visited the anacostia river about a month ago when in a bar mullis took a dive into the river end
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Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
leak that closed down 270 tonight. they are all at wjla.com. >>> a marine stationed in afghanistan is going on a date with the girl of his dreams. literally. she accepted over the weekend. the two will be going on a blind date to the ball in november. >> that is such a great story. >> who was your pick? >> i did not have a pick. >> just because it's an all-star break, it does not mean there is not baseball. ♪ ♪ stay inside? nah. not aven you have a five-star overall vehicle score for safety. one more reason chevy traverse delivers more. >>> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> when the country first galvanized around women's soccer there was a symbolic way to cap off the excitement. that was absent this time around. but it was not needed. with just 90 seconds left in what would -- perfect chip. her second goal of the world cup. a shoot out right there. the local girl gets the win. now they face france on wednesday. >> we are writing our own story. we will not go home without a fight. >> we are going to take all that included in
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Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
distinguishedservice. today was all about a moment in afghanistan when petry was severely wounded, shot in both legs, looking at a live grenade that could have hurt his fellow soldiers. abc's john donvan on what he did. >> reporter: above and beyond. that's where leroy petry went in may 2008, afghanistan, his seventh tour of duty. these pictures, from before he found out what he was made of. with the true sign of that today being in all the ceremony, a certain discomomrt at the attention. >> to be singled out is very humbling. >> reporter: perhaps, yes, for a kid who used to get into fights and who almost failed in high school, but out there, picked up a live enemy grenade to toss it away to save his comrades. it cost him his right hand, but he's alive, rare for medal of honor winners. but there's also this. leroy petry decided he's not done. and when he reenlisted, he took the oath with his right hand. his new one. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> and we want to honor him, too. >>> and, still ahead on "world news," one thing you may want to buy to help create american jobs. our made in america
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Jul 3, 2011 11:35pm EDT
returning from afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. a new research suggests that one way to combat the symptoms lies within the mind. >> 27-year-old david george was deployed to iraq and sleeping in his caught when a car bomb exploded 25 yards away. >> i turned the lights on and i saw a white cloud that billowed into the room. all the windows were blown out at that point. then i started screaming. >> since then, he has struggled with ptsd. he is often anxious, angry, and oppressed. >> i was pretty sure i would shoot myself. >> when he came back, he was not the boy that i raised pit >> medications and therapy did not tell. but then he joined a steady four vets with ptsd using transcendental meditation a practice involving repeating a mantra. >> from then on, i knew what i would do for the rest of my life. it made me feel. it was the greatest sense that i lost. >> it has been published in this month's "military medicine." >> it has a 50% reduction in symptoms. >> he says that transcendental meditation settles down nervous systems. >> people become colmar. they become le
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Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
>> . after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another one. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i would do this again a million times. i don't regret anything. >> there was a parachute jump from a double amputee, speeches from top commanders, and a special u.s. 0 performance by the doobie brothers. -- uso performance. >> we are here to support the troops to bid farewell to walter reed and hello bethesda. >> there was a passing of the guards. the flags that fullew will get passed onto bethesda naval and fort belvoir. >> the people are the heroes. for the organization, this is an emotional closure for them. for the employees, this is family. this means having to move to new locations. >> quite a day. >>> 76 degrees, 4:56. >>> coming up, is running out. the debt showdown pits lawmakers against each other as well as clock. >>> football fans, redskins report to training camp today without a familiar face. >> first the mercury is climbing and the worst is yet to come. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins right now. >> live and in hd, t
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
awarded the medal of honor to and afghanistan veteran this afternoon. he is the second living active- duty service member to receive the nation's highest military award. he is being recognized for courageous action during combat operations. the father of four was shot in both legs and lost a hand while probing enemy grenade away from himself and to fellow army rangers. >> that is an example of bravery. >> some students are thinking about school. high-school students from around the country spend their days stuffing backpacks and care packages for military families. the volunteers are spending a week in d.c. as part of the student leadership summit. >>> it looked -- a looks like a smart phones are becoming the choice for adults. a first of all u.s. adults on a smart phone. they go online using their sulfone even more than a computer. i phones are the most popular. android is the most commonly used smart phone right now. >> they still use one count of the different features that kids do. >> that does not happen anymore. >> speaking of numbers, we are in the 100's. >> i am very confiden
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Jul 9, 2011 12:00am EDT
nathanson. >> jimmy: here's what i don't understand about afghanistan. with all that opium laying around, you would think it would be a >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- molly shannon. denver broncos quarterback tim tebow. and music from matt nathanson. with cleto and the cletones. ♪ it's "jimmy kimmel live" >> dicky: and now, the moment we've been waiting for. here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hi, everyone. i'm jimmy,y,'m the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. i -- [ cheers and applause ] that's very kind of you. and i don't know about you, but so far this has been the best summer of my entire life. really has. only bad thing, my yogalates instructor says i'm not bikini ready yet. but i will be. give me one month of starving and crying and i will be ready. i love the weather in l.a. right now. the sun is shining. it's 80 degrees. it reminds me of christmas in l.a. kids are setting up their gluten free lemonade stands. got some fun planned for you tonight. nobody enjoys summer like the guy who dresses up lik
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Jul 16, 2011 11:35pm EDT
. >>this bride will be honored because she has served overseas. she just returned from afghanistan last week. >> i am proud to serve. but it is nice to know that people out there care. >> close to 100 dresses will be given out in today's upper marlboro. >> i am a business owner. they're giving me that freedom. this is just a little way to say thank you. >> this special day and the address make it feel like her fiancee will be home soon. >> i am happy and i could not ask for anything more. >>> we will look at the highly anticipated haire reporter phone. >>> bracing for a heat wave. >> it is the, for the heat -- is the calm before the heat. what a beautiful moonrise 20 minutes ago. things are quieting down as we look at annapolis. 86 degrees was the high temperature at reagan national airport. there are the records for you. 104 degrees was set back in 1988. it could drop as much as 56 degrees. we had temperatures in the 50's earlier in the west. the wind is beginning to pick up a little bit. head over to alexandria and is 74 degrees. it made it up to 83 degrees today at children's ho
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
service members have been killed in a bomb blast in eastern afghanistan. that is the word from nato. will to bring you an update later in the show. >>> today a new chapter begins in afghanistan. general david petraeus will relinquish his post in a chemist and to lieutenant general john allen. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august, and will start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato is preparing to hand over provincial control to afghan forces. >>> 71 degrees on this monday. >> the startling arrest in the alleged phone hacking case surrounding media mogul rupert murdoch and resignation. >>> a morale boost for the nation in mourning, the expense of the american team. we will have more on the u.s. women's heart breaking world cup loss. >> a live picture of 395 moving smoothly so far. >>> i am lisa tazed with women hart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. if if you are woman living with heart disease, we are here for you. go to our web site. >> good morning, washington. >>> happy monday morning 6:11, adam caskey in the belfort fur
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Jul 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
fighting for this country in afghanistan, asking their commander whether they get paid is really shameful. >> yes. >> what are the choices that are going to be made if this doesn't come through as you hope? >> well, it's really unthinkable. i think the scepter you raised is one of f e reasons i think there's so much urgency on capitol hill this morning. >> what are the tough choices and what will be paid? >> first of all, our focus now is on solving this. you know, we don't have much time left. a little over 60 hours, i guess. we've got to get this solved. >> and, you know, at the last hours, people are looking for off ramps. there is no off ramp here. the only option for congress to raise the debt ceiling and sign the initial deficit reduction savings into law. obviously, if congress isn't able to act, the treasury department has to brief people affected and will obviously do that. the focus has to be driving toward some conclusion. i think the american people are sitting home saying, they've gone through this recession, many lost jobs, many working two jobs, they are helping fa
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. and pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this untry, millimeters of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month and midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the familying heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: we responsibility more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in food stamps each month to feed her family of three. >> we live for that last day of the month so we can restock and replenish. >> reporter: we gave them a camera to show us how in the world they make their
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the mall as those str
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am EDT
. finishing far post. only second-ever sub to ever score in the final. 1-0. troops in afghanistan celebratatg. but the celebrations would end. a mess in the back for the u.s. alex krieger won't clear. 1-1. we go to extra t te. abby wambach scoring for the 122nd time for the u.s. can they seal the deal this time? no. homare sawa the captain was the golden boot winner of this competition. we're going to the penalty shoot-out. the usa and hope solo beat brazil in this setup. hope solo not feeling 100%. carly lloyd with the u.s. down 1-0 in the shootout. over the crossbar. 2-0. abby wambach with the cacaing, it's now 2-1. it's not over yet. hope solo. it's over now. japan beat host germany and sweden. to lift the world cup. this has been your espn news update. >>> good for them. >>> unfortunately, and in inevitably, we must admit mistakes happen in television news. >> this is breaking story right here. this one, though, this may take the cake. it comes from our friends at the bbc. >> they were doing a story about the trial of baseball star roger clements. >> joining us now the bob wal
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Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
one. he also planned to target general david petraeus then the commander in afghanistan and the current cia director. >> is difficult but not impossible to shoot down either general petraeus or the president's plane. the reality is because of the counter measures and other planes and helicopters in the air, not a likely scenario. >> investigators do not believe the planning got very far. >>> is a major step forward in the rebel struggle to topple moammar khaddafi. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the white house has decided to recognize the rebels as libya's legitimate government. more than 30 nations joined the u.s. in calling the national transitional council libya's legitimate leader. that means the u.s. will be able to fund the opposition. the rebel advance has stalled for weeks despite nato air strikes in support. >>> casey anthony will get her first taste of freedom in two days but hurt legal troubles are far from over. a judge is hearing a defamation lawsuit against her in an orlando courtroom. a woman says she malign her reputation when she made up a baby sit
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am EDT
alarming story out of afghanistan this morning and it is still developing. a suicide bomber assassinated the mayor of kandahar. this comes just days after president hamid karzai's brother as killed in the same city raising doubts about the stability of this critical area for the u.s. >>> another developing story this morning. drenching rain and flooding are trig iring deadly landslides in south korea. at least 19 people were killed and several others are still missing. they were swallowed up by mud and debris in seoul and another town. many of the victims were college students who had been doing volunteer work. more than 15 inches of rain has fallen since last night with more on the way. >>> a mexican judge has thrown the book at an american teenager giving him the maximum sentence for a series of especially gruesome murders. the san diego born 14-year-old admits killing four people whose beheaded bodies were found hanging by a bridge. the maximum sentence in mexico for a miner is only three years in prison. >>> congressman david wu says he is going to resign caving to growi
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am EDT
airborne division. >> this particular group of soldiers were sent to afghanistan as part of the surge. >>> for a look at morning road conditions on this holiday. flooding could cause problems on i-95 from d.c. into the carolinas. stormy along i-10 from houston to tallahassee. wet along i-90 in the dakotas. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible, atlanta, miami, charlotte, memphis, st. louis, minneapolis, phoenix and las vegas. >> all over the place. >>> lot of fireworks displays are canceled in the south and southwest this fourth of july >> the reason, hot, dry weather, which means potentially dangerous fire conditions. >> reporter: canceled fireworks displays. all made worse by murderous heat and drought. dangerous temps over 110 scorched the southwest. a record 118 in phoenix. the mississippi valley right up to chicago, where these misting units were set up. in the nation's capital, they cooled off in public pools. get this on crystal mountain in washingtoning state, so much snow pack this week, they're celebrating the summer's hottest holiday on skis. >> loft tank t
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of miles away in afghanistan. >> "rango", do you doubt your love and devotion to sarah? >> i do. >> average a-- randall. expat tied the knot long distance. he's expected to return home this winter to sarah, his wife >>>> temperatures today will be in the low 90's. the same tomorrow. on thursday the temperatures will increase as an area of high pressure moves off the coast. if winds out of the southwest on friday, each index of 100 or so. wjla.com for abc 7 weather. >> thanks for joining us. we will see
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00am EDT
and do not use fireworks. >> reporter: in afghanistan, u.s. service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it's an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: and, of course, it wouldn't be fourth of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york, some people went a little overboard. competitive eater joey chestnut scarfed 62 hot dogs in ten minutes and won the contest. >> came out to win, did what i had to do. might be in n e pepto-bismol later. >> reporter: in the first women's competition sonya thomas took home the competition eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes. >> i can eat something else later. reporter: karen travers, abc news. >> little thing. >> joey
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am EDT
families of british soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. paul mcmullen was a reporter and editor at "news of the world." >> it was certainly a really commonplace practice. >> reporter: this scandal reaches beyond the murdoch empire revealing that london police were selling the paper's scoops in exchangee for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on. >> while the chief engineer of the world's largest sea bridge opened in china and insisting it is safe he is denying accusations that construction was rushed so that the bridge could be open in time for the communist party's 90th anniversary. medial reports found incomplete crash barriers and loose nuts on guardrails. >>> to diane sawyer's exclusive interview with jaycee dugard who endured the unimaginable and emerged with powerful lessons on love and life. in her own words. >> this is how she looked the last time we saw her, a little girl with a name out of a storybook, jaycee lee dugard, 11, who loveded her mom. her little sister. >> t
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
al qaeda central leadership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. they are increasingly concerned about the -- there affiliate's in somalia and their ability to strike in the u.s.. >> probably the most significant u.s. terrorist threat may emanate from the al-qaeda presence in somalia. >> before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging his affiliate's in somalia to target the west. many americans of somalis dissent had travelled home to fight in a civil war. at least 40 somalis-americans have trained and taught there in the last three years including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen are unaccounted for. >> not al qaeda or any affiliate's have come close to drawing so many muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the terror recruits from so mali have come from across the country. >> al shabab continues to call for strikes against the u.s. we will not let our guard down that there is disturbing evidence that the somali group is forging an alliance with the aggressive al-qaeda affiliate in yemen. evidence was found of cooperati
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Jul 10, 2011 11:35pm EDT
lost his right hand after throwing an armed grenade away from his soldiers in afghanistan. the president will give him the award this tuesday for conspicuous gallantry. >>> on friday, salt lake city will play host to the nation's governors. the national governors' association will hold its annual meeting from friday-sunday. the contras will focus on education, fostering innovation, and increasing international competitiveness. >>> a new virginia law went into effect. it lets people on two wheels drive through red lights with a few restrictions. >> what are we talking about? what we do? we are waiting for a car to pull up behind us. >> a new law for those on two wheels will keep her from getting created to get through a red light because her moped does not weigh enough to trigger the center. >> have to make all right on read and do a u-turn and make another right. >> the new law allows anyone on a motorcycle, bicycle, or moped to roll into a red light when there is no oncoming traffic. >> that is exciting, because i understand why it can be hazardous, but there are times when th
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Jul 29, 2011 2:35am EDT
wolf case. sources tell me be a dobe was angry about the u.s. wars in afghanistan and iraq and was heading to ft. hood to get revenge. we're told that abdo had been under investigation for months. apparently he initially came under suspicion after he was allegedly overheard making radical statements. military officials started looking at his background and eventually came across child pornography so his computer. abdo facing those charges in a court-martial disappeared on the fourth of july. in addition to the bomb-making materials in that texas hotel, police discovered jihadist material. as the investigation continues, the fbi wants to know did abdo become a ticking time bomb on his own or did someone encourage him? rob and tanya? >> all right, pierre thomas. >>> norway's police now believe last friday's mass murders were carried out by a lone wolf attacker. since killing 76 people in that bombing and shooting massacre, anders breivik has said he is part of a network of people plotting against multi-cultural europe. but authorities now say he acted alone last week and he kept his
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Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
closure list. >> david wright tonight, thank you. >>> we turn to afghanistan, where we are getting our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwells, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that haha authorities on high al
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Jul 27, 2011 2:35am EDT
from iraq and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. >> we've been hearing for weeks about this augusted 2 deadline but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd but still it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works, we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle believe it or not is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines either roll them back or use the money to support aviation projects.
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three young girls hop in our van before we left to take a pictutu, there's young and old, boys and girls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. >> team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 ones, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals and beat sweden. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus on, offense or defense? a lot of people are saying offense. >> of course scoring goals is necessary to win a tournament. but the most im
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Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned they made it an industry, allegedly bribing police for scoops and hacking as many as 4,000 people's phones. on friday, the arrests began starting with andy colson former editor of "the news of the world" and he would become spokesman for david cameron. he now conceive thad maybe politicians and police have been a little too cozy with the press baron. >> we've all been in this together. party leaders were so keen to win the support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the neat to sort this issue. the people in power knew things weren't right but they didn't do enough quickly enough. >>
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00am EDT
treatment here, including 18,000 wounded troops that served in iraq and afghanistan. those patients that are sure will transition into the center in bethesda in the coming weeks. the center at walter reed will close and be handed over to the city on september 15. >>> metro is stepping in to ease gridlock associated with the brac realignment. on august 8 there will be a new bus route between metro and the mark center. >>> looking around the region. a missing seven months old baltimore boy -- jonae boozer faces trial the abduction assault, and burglary charges. police say he took the boy from his father's home on friday. he was found monday morning in northeast washington. >>> last week's heat wave took its toll in maryland. health officials say three people died from heat related illnesses. they include a prince george's county man, a baltimore woman and a man from somerset county on the eastern shore. all of them had underlying health conditions. >>> the west nile virus has been discovered in the district. the disease was found in mosquitoes samples and cleveland park, woodley park
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
marking independence there around the world. this is the scene today in afghanistan. service members played -- raised the military flag while ban members play. general patraeus was meeting with troops in canada are. he will become the next director of the cia. a special celebration of 100 people in mount vernon. >> they are celebrating as brand-new american citizens. >> he is about to take a live changing step. >> i have always wanted to be a citizen of the u.s. >> today, 100 candidates from 41 countries became american citizens. including a 21-year-old army specialist just back from iraq. his dad came here from bolivia 20 years ago. the family now lives in alexandria. he passed his test in six and english. >> we want them to know not to stories, but the meaning of them. >> under oath they renounce allegiance to their old country and swore loyalty to their new. >> congratulations, your america's newest citizens. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> a. hart feldt pledge followed by a certificate of u.s. citizen -- a heartfelt pledge followed by some
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Jul 2, 2011 6:30pm EDT
news, london. >> the view from france tonight. >>> now, to afghanistan. we're getting an exclusive look inside that deadly attack, by terrorists at a luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family camera in hand.olded, had his and tonight, he shows abc's nick schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >>y the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs through the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cou
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
new chapter begins today in afghanistan. general petraeus will relinquish his post to lieutenant-general john allen. general petraeus will retire at the end of august and start his new job as head of the cia on september 5. nato prepares to hand over provincial security to afghan forces. >>> temperatures holding at 71 degrees, 5;06. >> speculation begins after the acquitted florida mother casey anthony please tell -- leaves jail. >> a morale boost for the nation that has been in mourning for months. it comes at the expense of the [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbecue sauce. subway. eat fresh®. >>> 5:10. traffic and weather every ten minutes. >>
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Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
hands over nato command in afghanistan this morning to his replacement, lieutenant general john allen. petraeus leaves the region >>> general motors announcing a $300 million investment today, bringing encouraging news to michigan's auto industry. the money could go into a full-size truck factory in flint. >>> this morning's rush hour should be normal in los angeles. a bridge removal project along the infamous 405 freeway was completed sooner than expected over the weekend. shocking. >> was that much ado about nothing? >> yes. >> really, everyone just kind of went nutty on this whole thing. >> but they did so much media coverage beforehand, i think that's what saved them. >> good preparations. >>> for his final act harry potter pulled off one of the greatest tricks yet. he turned everything he touched into gold. >> the final movie in the franchise took in a record $168 million in the u.s. this weekend. here's t.j. winick with the story. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> reporter: ten years. eight films. $6 billion in ticket sales. harry potter has cast a spell over an entire generat
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Jul 13, 2011 7:00am EDT
the front lines of iraq or afghanistan but how is this for courage. gets online and asks a movie star for a blind date. it's mila kunis and she said yes thanks to justin timberlake who goaded her into it. >> a terrific follow-up. >> we'll talk to his parents about that. only did it it in two takes. >>> how about the beauty pageant circuit losing a between after 6-year-old eden wood is hanging up her crown. now, she and her mother tell us why she's really saying good-bye and, lahr remarks you've talked to her a time or two. >> she is something and is it the beginning of the end for super group the black eyed peas? we'll find out. what is going -- >> what's going on? >> oh, no. >> sam is back. >> you guys remember when "bert the conqueror" took me on that trip and then shot us out on -- >> sam, sam. >> shot us on the side of the cliff. i've always wanted to did this. a super lift outside the studio. 3 1/2, 4 stories up. are you all right. >> yes, you operating it is scaring me. willy-nilly. >> he's not breathing. >> aaagh! >> get us lower. get us lower. >> on the travel channel, we
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Jul 12, 2011 2:35am EDT
adopted a stray dog in afghanistan. how they located the pup and flew her to their hometown, sight unseen. this is a wonderful story about a man's best friend. >> dedication to dogs and pets in our lives, which many people really think is worthwhile. incredible partners. >> and how important they are for soldiers and service people serving overseas. they really develop this tight bond with their pets. >> i think a very few of us can really understand. great story comingngp there. >>> first, tea party favorite michele bachmann has zoomed to the top of the polls as she campaigns for president in iowa. >> but there are questions about how the counseling center she and her husband run back in minnesota are run. an outside group took undercover video inside the center after bachmann's husband denied he tries to cure gay people. abc correspondent brian ross has details. >> reporter: michele bachmhmn tells supporters her husband marcus has been the key to her 33 years of happy marriage. >> i have a very big advantage because marcus has his ph.d. in counseling and he's a marriage counselor
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
on other stories developing right now. >>> we begin with america's new ambassadororo afghanistan, now on the job, sworn in just hours ago in kabul, ryan crocker said that there will be no quote rush for the exits as the u.s. prepares to withdraw from afghanistan. >>> a dramatic sight over dallas last night. take a look. an american airlines trailing fuel behind it. a 777. just left dallas for brazil when one of its engines caught fire, the pilot had to make a u-turn, still, though, several tires blew as the plane hit the runway. >>> and hundreds of same-sex couples made it official sunday. tying the knot on the first day that gay marriage became legal. >>> football fans may get their wish the four-month or so nfl lockout expected to end this week. players union players committee is expected to vote today to recommend a ten-year labor agreement. the first in a series of votes that could the wheels in motion for training camps by the end of the week. >> we're ready for football. >> thankso much. >>> let's go to sam now. >> perhaps a cooldown would be good news as well. we got these temp
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Jul 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
week, the pentagon released the names of eight service members killed in iraq and afghanistan. we'll be right back. this...is the network. a livingngbreathing intelligence that's helping drive the future of business. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ >>> goal! abby wambach again, usa ahead. the united states are in the world cup final for the first time in 12 years! >> and, with that, the u.s. national woman's soccer team, secured a spot in the world cup finals. a blazing moment of triumph after a tough season of adversity. today in frankfurt, germany, americans poised on the brink of history, one win away from the record shattering third world cup championship. and it hasn't come easy as the coach confessed it's not been an bumpy one. a crushing loss to sweden had the team left for dead, then riding high, the american women dealt a final blow t
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Jul 31, 2011 8:00am EDT
news, the country's highest ranking military officer is in afghanistan promoting president obama's order to withdraw troops. admiral mike mullin said drawing down the troops can be done without risk. >>> and the first trees donated by the september 11th memorial have been planted where flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania. all 40 trees will be planted, one for each victim on that flight. >>> a mississippi man, this is a weird one. was arrested for letting his 8-year-old son drive, while he, the father, was asleep, allegedly drunk in the passenger seat. state troopers were called when they saw the pickup driving air radically. the man's 4-year-old daughter was also in the car. >> and finally, some penguins at the san francisco zoo have rejojoed their colony after graduating from fish school, fish school. the penguins spent the past month learning how to swim and interact with people. it's time for the weather and casey curry from the abc 13 station in houston, casey. >> good morning, ron. we'll talk quickly about the tropics. yesterday it was about tropical storm don. don is gone, but
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Jul 12, 2011 4:30am EDT
southern afghanistan. he had been accused of corruption, but his brother and suspended him. >>>-- defended him. >>> journalists cokie roberts will deliver the eulogy for former first lady betty ford. she will join several others to eulogize mrs. ford at a service tomorrow. >>> top lawmakers will return to the white house today to take another crack at reaching an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. with the default deadline nearly three weeks away there's little sign of bending by republicans or by president obama. he says that he will not sign any short-term extension. >>> starbucks has some new stuff. the fed breaks down how much the recession costs each one of us. >> for that and a preview of the trading day, linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> we are technically out of the procession which lasted 18 months. but researchers at the federal reserve bank of san francisco says it has cost more than $7,000 per person in lost consumption. that's about $175 a month. stock-index futures indicating it could be another down day for the market averages. an
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